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Japanese food and film nights in River North

Beer, ramen and a side of Godzilla? Slurping Turtle in River North has launched latenight Monday “Beer and Bincho Movie Nights,” with screenings of a variety of classic films accompanied by snack specials starting at $3.50 (as well as togarashi-seasoned popcorn, $2). The films are free. Screenings take place from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. […]

Happy Anniversary, Quartino!

  Quartino, River North’s fun late-night osteria, turns seven years old today. In celebration, all day — through 2 a.m. tonight — the eatery offers all its pizzas and pastas for just $7, and Antica Osteria Bianco and Antica Osteria Rosso wines at only $7 per bottle. Chef John Coletta’s signature pasta dishes include gnocchi […]

Ten places to go on Black Wednesday, Chicago 2012

The eve of Thanksgiving has come to be called “Black Wednesday, ” suppose by extension from Black Friday, the post-holiday shopping day that — it’s to be hoped — puts retailers in the black. The pre-Thanksgiving night out gets people in a celebratory mood as they congregate with family and friends. Of course, maybe it’s […]

Friday food porn: Something to stay up late for

The City That Works goes to bed early. But though Chicago isn’t much of a late-night town, we do have a few eateries that stay open till the wee hours. Among them is Mexican hot spot Mercadito in River North, which serves a midnight brunch from the stroke of 12 till 2 a.m. Fridays and […]

Coffee lovers, get your fix at half price

Log in today at Living Social and you can buy a $10 Starbucks e-card for $5. And for all you night owls out there, we point out that locations in Lakeview and Lincoln Park are open 24 hours. Starbucks overroasts its coffee, but they have free wifi and clean bathrooms.